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Chemical communication and the coordination of social interactions in insects

Patrizia d'Ettorre and Allen J Moore

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Effective communication, often involving pheromones, is a fundamental component of social life. Communication requires interactions to be expressed and it is convenient to consider communication ... More


Chemical Communication in Giant Pandas: Experimentation and Application

Ronald R. Swaisgood, Donald Lindburg, Angela M. White, Hemin Zhang, and Xiaoping Zhou

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews the recent studies revealing the role of chemical communication in regulating many giant-panda interactions. The identity of marking individuals, their sex and reproductive ... More


Information conveyed by chemical cues

Eric von Elert

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on infochemical-mediated interactions, in which the chemical nature of the compounds has been at least explained if not identified. It explains that chemical ecology aims at the ... More


Aquatic chemical ecology: new directions and challenges for the future

Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter assesses the important challenges for the future of chemical ecology, including the chemicals involved, the importance of the chemical network in natural systems, and the effects of ... More


The taste of predation and the defences of prey

Linda Weiss, Christian Laforsch, and Ralph Tollrian

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides examples of different modes of predator detection and describes a variety of defence mechanisms in marine and freshwater species that are induced by chemical cues. It highlights ... More


Reproduction and mating behaviour

Jill Lancaster and Barbara J. Downes

in Aquatic Entomology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573219
eISBN:
9780191774850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573219.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

Reproduction is essential for populations to persist and for species to remain extant. Fertilisation is internal in the insects so females typically retain eggs internally, and sperm must be ... More


Chemical signals and kin biased behaviour

Gabriele Gerlach and Cornelia Hinz

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explains the theoretical selective advantage and evolution of the chemical cues' influence on social interactions in groups, establishment of mating pairs, and the relationship between ... More


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